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Tips for Drawing Prehistoric Raptors by WhiskerfaceRumpel Tips for Drawing Prehistoric Raptors by WhiskerfaceRumpel

EDIT #4:  Please send a link if you use this tutorial.  I'd love to see what you've done!!  :) 


This took a really long to make, and it gave me many problems. 


All the doodles, except for the creepy PowerPoint tail, were drawn yesterday, and the whole project was put together in PowerPoint.  The subject for all of the examples is Deinonychus.  If there are any problems or concerns, just say so below.  :) 


I hope y'all like the tutorial and that it was helpful.  Thank you and, have a great holiday! 


EDIT:  Yes, there are several typos in there, but I am not going to fix them now.  :D 


EDIT #2:  The typos are fixed, and thanks to MattMart, a couple of helpful tips were changed/added.  :)  Thank you! 


EDIT #3:  We fixed more typos.  Thanks Mommy for editing the tutorial!  :) 

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acepredator Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Yep, since falcons, eagles and owls are not related to each other, we can call dromaeosaurs raptors (animals with pennaceous feathers that kill prey mostly with their talons)
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you; that is good to know.  :)  
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CJCroen Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh, this should be a good help!
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  :)  
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Rahula87 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot^^
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!  :aww: 
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WellOfSorrows Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Not exeactly a Deinonychus, but a Microraptor trying.

wellofsorrows.deviantart.com/a…

Wish there would be 3d movable skeleton, or SKULL -.-
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Jeholbird Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Splendid, we need to spread the word!
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you click on the smiley face on the previous reply, it sends you to a link. 
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Thank you! 


People already have!!!   :-) 

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Jeholbird Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :D
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: 
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Sheather888 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic. *thumbs up here*
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol:  Thank you!  :hug: 
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Thobewill Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Excellent guide! I didn't know that about the snouts! Thanks!
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

:D thank you! 


Yes, I did not know either until MattMart mentioned it below. 


You're welcome!  :) 

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Kazuma27 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student Artist

Brilliant!:)

 

I hope I could use for drawing realistic dromaeosaur species in cartoon style. (And especially in real-life also!;))

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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course!  :D 
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DinoBirdMan Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Artist
Good.:)
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TheOneTrueSirCharles Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!
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MattMart Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, and one thing you didn't mention but which people get wrong all the time, concerning eyes. As in birds, they didn't have eye balls, but rather eye discs. Because of this, the eye could not move very much in the socket like it can in mammals (people are always drawing dinosaurs looking forward or behind with the pupil near the corner of the eye-impossible!). As in birds, raptors would need to tilt the entire head to look around.
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I thought that was just for Owls!  Whoa, and thanks a lot for these information filled comments!  I had no clue about this stuff!  Again thanks. 


I will need to change this soon, again. 

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MattMart Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent tutorial! The only one I'd take issue with is number 2 - scales and beaks are unknown on paravian snouts. Scales are unlikely for two reasons: one, basal forms seem to have fully feathered snouts, making it necessary for raptors to re-evolve scales which, why? Toughened skin works just as well for protection and probably formed the precursor to beak tissue. As for beaks, they would be useless in an animal with teeth in the pre maxilla, see dinogoss.blogspot.com/2011/04/…
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Vitor-Silva Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional
Matt, the beak question applies to ornithischians too, right? I would depict a pachycephalosaur or a heterodontosaur with only the  lower jaw beaked, is it correct?
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MattMart Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably, though these cases of "half beaks" are problematic to interpret... see a slightly outdated discussion here dinogoss.blogspot.com/2011/01/…
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Vitor-Silva Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional
Interesting, despite being a more plausible possibility (or at least an "as plausible possibility"), it is so obscure in scientific illustrations. So far, I've only saw you (your Stegoceras have a fleshy upper jaw, isn't it?) and :icont-pekc: portraying ornitischians in this way.
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ChrisMasna Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Nice job!
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!  :lol: 
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pokejade Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial, it should come in handy one day when I'm in a dino drawing mood
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WhiskerfaceRumpel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!  You're welcome!  :) 
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